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SGA14: Elbit targets utility helicopter market for Brightnite piloting system

11th February 2014 - 11:36 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore


Elbit is confident that its Brightnite multi-layered piloting system will appeal to utility helicopter operators whose only alternative currently are the more costly systems used in attack helicopters. 

The system is designed to be used in degraded visual environments (DVE) when NVG no longer works. Other systems on offer rely on gimballed cooled sensors that are expensive and generally only appeal to operators of attack helicopters who need the capability during night ops. 

‘The night is the best friend of the utility helicopter,’ Gil Russo, senior director of business development for helicopter solutions at Elbit, told Shephard during the Singapore

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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